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UK automotive manufacturing: February 2011

17 March 2011 #SMMT News #UK Manufacturing
  • Car output rose by 15.1% in February 2011 and was up 12.0% over the year-to-date. 
  • CV output fell by 3.0% in February, but remains up 2.6% over the first two months of 2011.
  • UK engine production increased by 10.2% in February and by 11.1% over the year-to-date.

“UK vehicle and engine production continue to lead a manufacturing recovery,” said Paul Everitt, SMMT Chief Executive. “A 27% increase in export demand highlights the strength and competitiveness of UK products. Next week’s Budget will be crucial in creating the conditions for further investment in skills, R&D and capital equipment, all essential for growth and maintaining global competitiveness.”

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